Some fading to spine cloth. 35mm split to gutter at rear hinge. No signatures. Some foxing to margins of leaves. Foxing to endpapers. Pencil annotation on rear endpaper (could be erased). ; 160 pages + frontispiece + 32 pages advertisements. Red cloth boards with illustration on front board of Selwyn addressing a Maori gentleman. Gilt panel on spine, and gilt and black lettering on front board. Page dimensions: 188 x 125mm. Illustrated. Contents: A Man in the Making; The Land of the Moa and the Maori; On the Lone Bush Track; The Garden in the Wilderness; By Battle-Field and Bivouac; Coral Reefs and Cannibal Islands; The Call to the Home-Land. [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall B1142] ; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: George Augustus Selwyn, D. D. : Pioneer ...
Publisher: S. W. Partridge & Co. 
Publication Date: 1911
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description S.W. Partridge & Co., Ltd, London, 1911. Hard Cover. Book Condition: VG-. First Edition. Undated, but 1911. 8vo. original pictorial red cloth gilt (a little rubbed, spine sunned, paperstock tanned, tail edge of frontispiece frayed); pp. 160, 32 (pubs. cat.), with illustrations. A very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 020042
Book Description s w partridge & co london [n.d.]. [first edition 1911, first version with red cloth boards and dec illus stamps of bishop selwyn and maori chiefs] [presentation plate on front pastedown dated 1912] 159pp +32pp ads illus, (b/w artwork and photography incl frontispiece photograph of bishop selwyn) VG (red cloth w. black, yellow and green illus dec stamps to front board, gilt titling to front board and spine w. black and gilt dec stamp to spine, sl marks to rear board w. spine and hinge area mod sunned, head of spine sl bumped, spine sl cocked and shaky, presentation plate gum stains to front pastedown, now loosely inserted w. dealers stamp to lower edge, pencil notations, sl pasteaction and foxing to ffep, mod pasteaction and sl foxing to rear eps, internal paper seperation to gutter in one section early in text but binding holding secure and firm, v. sl foxing to some sections of text w. browning to edges of contents) a very desireable copy in very nice condition. Bookseller Inventory # 2g8/20